35-85mm f2.8 instead of 24-70mm f2.8?

Started Mar 16, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: 35-85mm f2.8 instead of 24-70mm f2.8?
In reply to KLO82, Mar 18, 2013

KLO82 wrote:

Lets say you are an FF user - will you find a 35-85 f2.8 more useful than 24-70 f2.8? I have always found the longest focal length of 24-70 zoom odd, it seems to me that 85 mm instead of 70 would be a lot more useful. I know, a 24-85mm f2.8 would be even more useful, but I have no idea how much that will cost and weigh. So lets just say you have only two options available - 35-85mm f2.8 or 24-70mm f2.8. Which one would you take? I am just trying to find out - is it only me or some others also find the 35-85mm range (with constant f2.8) more useful.

The difference between 24 and 35mm is far greater than 70 and 85mm in practical terms. A 70 and an 85mm can both take a good portrait, but try squeezing that 35mm into a tight space with a bunch of people.

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